System on a chip, Technology development, Technology overview, Semiconductor industry -- Product development, and Semiconductors -- Innovations
ACCORDING TO GARTner Dataquest's Gary Smith, the most common system-on-a-chip (SOC) design flow today includes the silicon virtual IC prototype. The first EDA tools to create a silicon virtual prototype [...]
Company product planning, CAE software, Mentor Graphics Corp. -- Product introduction, Telelogic AB -- Product introduction, Computer-aided engineering, and Computer software industry -- Product introduction
Mentor Graphics Corp. and Telelogic AB last week rolled out an integrated hardware/software bundle that links Mentor's Seamless Co-Verification Environment and Telelogic's Tau SDL suite. The tool is the result [...]
Company product planning, Cadence Design Systems Inc. Quickturn Div. -- Product development, and Computer software industry -- Product development
Quickturn last week said that it will enter the market for rapid prototyping for system-on-a-chip (SOC)- and intellectual property (IP)-centric platform-based designs. The new product, dubbed the Quickturn Rapid Prototyping [...]
Hardware product introduction, Digital signal processor, Application development software, Software product introduction, STMicroelectronics N.V. -- Product introduction, STMicroelectronics ST100 (Digital signal processor), Digital signal processors -- Product introduction, Electronics industry -- Product introduction, and Computer software industry -- Product introduction
GENEVA-BASED STMICRO-electronics (STMicro) has introduced a development platform for its ST100 DSP core architecture that includes a development board for the prototyping of embedded SOCs for next-generation wireless terminals, base [...]
Company service introduction, Aptix Corp. -- Services, IP Test Drive (CAE software) -- Services, Electronic components industry -- Services, and Online services -- Services
System prototyping player Aptix Corp., San Jose, today is introducing an intellectual property (IP) certification program and a Web-based offering called IP Test Drive. IP Test Drive will let designers [...]
Company business management, Virtio.com -- Management, and Semiconductor industry -- Management
Today marks the launch of Virtio.com, a concurrent hardware/software virtual prototyping outfit that began as an RD project at National Semiconductor Corp. Led by Shay Ben-Chorin, president and CEO, the [...]
CAE software, Software product introduction, Monterey Design Systems -- Product introduction, Sonar (CAE software) -- Product introduction, Computer software industry -- Product introduction, and Computer-aided engineering
Paris, FranceaMonterey Design Systems Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., unveiled a design prototyping tool at the Design Automation and Test in Europe conference here, which allows IC designers to measure timing and [...]
Software product introduction, CAE software, Synplicity Inc. -- Product introduction, Certify 2.1 (CAE software) -- Product introduction, Computer software industry -- Product introduction, and Computer-aided engineering
Synplicity Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., this week is introducing an enhanced version of its register transfer level (RTL) partitioning and prototyping tool Certify 2.1. The tool creates functional prototypes of ASIC [...]
Hardware product introduction, Microprocessor, VLSI Technology Inc. -- Product introduction, VLSI Technology ARM9TD (Microprocessor) -- Product introduction, Semiconductor industry -- Product introduction, and Microprocessors -- Product introduction
VLSI Technology Inc. is bringing out a line of new subsystem and system-level design tools that includes key processing cores and rapid-prototyping plug-ins, starting now and continuing until the Design [...]
Company investment, Lucent Technologies Inc. -- Investments, Chip Express Corp. -- Investments, and Semiconductor industry -- Investments
Santa Clara, Calif.-Chip Express Corp. believes it has been pigeonholed by the market. "To our chagrin, we're still perceived as a prototyping company," said Stephen McMinn, senior vice president of [...]
SAN JOSE, CALIF.--VLSI Technology is unveiling today its Velocity Rapid Silicon Prototyping system (shown at right), an innovative combination of hardware and software to speed time-to-market for its customers designing [...]
Electronic News (1991). April 21, 1997, Vol. 43 Issue 2164, p56, 2 p.
Technology overview, Technology application, Application-Specific Integrated Circuit, Integrated circuit design, and Application-specific integrated circuits -- Design and construction
ASIC designers are moving to high density FPGAs or complex programmable logic devices (CPLD) to shorten development times, but these devices are intended for use as extensions of programmable logic devices (PLD), not ASICs. ASIC designers are unfamiliar with the chip and system design issues, or the security concerns related to FPGAs and CPLDs. Flash-based FPGAs provide ASIC designers with reprogrammable ASIC solutions for rapid prototyping and design verification. These devices are based on a standard ASIC design environment and provide cost/performance benefits comparable to those of SRAM-based FPGAs. They work seamlessly with ASIC design environments.
Electronic News (1991). April 21, 1997, Vol. 43 Issue 2164, p50, 2 p.
Technology development, Programmable logic array, Performance improvement, and Programmable logic devices -- Development and progression
The design verification cycle is a critical part of the design process that must be examined before design reuse or programmable systems-on-a-chip become a normal part of high performance, high capacity programmable logic. The design verification cycle traditionally includes debugging, redesign steps and prototyping. A minimized design verification cycle is one advantage that separates standard-cell ASICs and gate arrays from programmable logic. The indeterminate nature of the programmable logic debugging process hinders compression. The two most commonly used approaches for finding design defects are the JTAG and SCAN methodologies. Design re-layout is another methodology, which is normally used for SRAM-based FPGA design.
Electronic News (1991). July 22, 2002, Vol. 48 Issue 30, p12, 1 p.
Application-specific integrated circuit, Technology development, Application-specific integrated circuits -- Research, and Semiconductor industry -- Research
ASICs are expensive and getting evermore so. Mask sets for some sub-0.13-micron processes are breaking the $1 million mark, which for most designers makes small-volume production or even prototyping prohibitively [...]
CoWare is gearing up to demonstrate enhanced system-level virtual prototyping capabilities in its CoWare N2C design system at the Fall 1998 Embedded Systems Conference, November 3-5, 1998 in San Jose. [...]